Hallin moves into SAT diving and wins first contractCompany News // September 29, 2010
The West Division of Hallin Marine Subsea International Ltd has taken delivery of the purpose built subsea operations vessel, Ullswater, and immediately won its first saturation diving contract.
The West Division of Hallin, part of Superior Energy Services, has previously been involved solely in the supply and operation of ROVs.
Ullswater, complete with its in-built saturation (SAT) diving system and operations team of divers and engineers, has commenced work on a contract for Acergy offshore Angola.
The move into full vessel operations and SAT diving follows a hectic period behind the scenes at Hallin’s West Division’s headquarters in Aberdeen, with the creation of new office space, a diving operations team and the recruitment of new staff with relevant diving and vessel experience.
The three-month plus contract for Acergy has seen Ullswater transit from Las Palmas to provide support for works associated with the Angola Liquefied Natural Gas (ALNG) pipeline network and Total E&P Block 17.
The work will be carried out in two phases, air dive support for the ALNG and saturation dive support for Block 17, and is expected to complete in the fourth quarter of 2010.